There’s no denying that the quality of M. Night Shyamalan‘s movies has fallen hard in recent years. In fact, that game with the little yodeling man on The Price is Right pretty much perfectly sums up the director’s career so far.
That aside, no matter how impossibly bad it gets people always seem to still be interested in what he’s doing next. That says a lot about what he’s done in the past, because deep down they (and I!) hope that he one day finds his way back to the much more memorable fare he offered us in his earlier flicks…that or it’s out of morbid curiosity, looking only to see how much worse the years-long trainwreck can get.
Shyamalan’s next attempt at redemption is titled The Visit, and the first teaser poster for the movie has been released. You can check it out below.
Not much is known about the movie yet, but here’s a description from its Wikipedia page, which of course is not always completely accurate but, as you’ll see on the poster, appears to be on the right track:
Things appear normal until two children discover that Nana and Papa are involved in something deeply disturbing after being left to stay at their Grandparent’s house while their mother is on vacation. They’re warned not to come out of their room past 9:30 at night, but when they do they realize that there’s something terribly wrong with their grandparents. After pleading online to Mom for rescue, they realize that they’re on their own against the seemingly insane elders.
The Visit stars Kathryn Hahn (Anchorman, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Peter McRobbie (Daredevil, Boardwalk Empire), Deanna Dunagan (Running Scared, Unforgettable), Ed Oxenbould (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Paper Planes), Olivia DeJonge (The Sisterhood of Night, Hiding), and Benjamin Kanes (The Penny Dreadful Picture Show, Assumption of Risk).
[Source: Blumhouse Productions]